We All Should Reject the Supernatural

I am a full “atheist” who rejects the existence of god even as a universal spirit! Although the literal definition of “atheist” is “a person who believes that god does not exist,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, 14% of those who call themselves atheists also say they believe in God or a universal spirit. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/10/23/5-facts-about-atheists/ I 100% reject all supernatural (including all and any gods). The why is easy there’s no evidence in are obviously naturalistic world for magical superstitions like supernatural. Just as there is no amount of evidence of the supernatural which can be found or proved in nature this is not surprising because as science has shown it’s all natural explanations for everything, not just once, but every time, not just one place but in every place, and every way. So after all this time, all of the world shows us is that there is only justifications for natural only explanations in nature, and that would seem compelling enough but even more there have not even been any credible thing to indicated that anything supernatural exists, thus it is extremely safe to say nothing supernatural does not exist. Therefore, I have 100% psychological certainly. But as always I am open to reliable valid evidence, so then and only then if credible evidence is confirmed for something supernatural exists, will I alter my thinking. To be clear, like knowledge, certainty is an epistemic property of beliefs. (In a derivative way, certainty is also an epistemic property of subjects.) Although some philosophers have thought that there is no difference between knowledge and certainty, it has become increasingly common to...

Spiritual Woo Woo, Trying to Make Magic of Reality.

I was asked what are my thoughts on Spirituality? A person to me: Damien, I’m with you in the science side and nature. But what are your thoughts on spirituality? My response: Personally I don’t know what that means. I use to call myself a spiritual atheist but the more I learned the less I saw that as anything meaningful and was just my place holder carry over word from my religious past. What I meant by it was I say value and meandering in the world. That things where connect in some way. I now have a nonreligious word that states this and is more substantive and beneficially descriptive. Axiology or Axiological. Which stands for value theory or value science. And I call myself an Axiological Atheist. But its more than just that value is also a morality and humanistic motivation for my atheism. A person to me: Pretty good. Maybe spirituality is just being conscious of morals and reality. Just wondered where you stood on it. I still pray. (learned behavior i guess). Thanks for the reply. My response: I believe in you and you should believe in you. A person to me: Right on, thanks. My response: I can send you a link about Axiological Atheism if you want. A person to me: Alright cool. My response: http://damienmarieathope.com/2015/10/30/axiological-atheism-explained/ Over all it should be understood that I don’t value the word spiritual. It really means nothing to me. I went through a faze when I was working through understanding myself apart from religion I had lived my whole life. So I use to say I was a...

Christians Don’t Believe the Entire Bible

I am starting to reject the thinking that Christians usually believe the bible, that is without cherry picking it. I say it is more like accept the bible is completely accurate no matter what even if they lack confidence in the bible’s accuracy. They often accept whatever it claims no matter how senseless if they agree but where ever they don’t like it they agree with the bible as metaphorical or must be understood in a way they like, even if to try to do so makes no real sense. Christians often will try and interpret the bible any way possible so it fits their personal thinking. Here are a few common responses to the bible that do not making sense: Avoidance—pretend it doesn’t exist, hoping it will go away. Assume the misunderstanding was ignorance on the reader’s part thus one needs to read more verses or a whole chapter and once doing so even if the senselessness of a verse is still there they feel it is watered down by reading other verses. Make up an answer that will work within their theological world view. Hide their confusion, afraid that there might be a flaw in their faith. Decide “it must be cultural differences” and not look for further answers. Not think at all, say it takes faith god will make it clear in time. It is accept not belief born of reason, if the bible said if you love god you would hate blue eyes, they would hate blue eyes and likely make up reasons to justify such nonsense. If the bible said there is no moon...

You Have Religious Beliefs?

A question to believers: “if your religion was false would you want to know about it?” If you’re sure of your response is that truly coming from a place of open honesty. We must never forget that just because an idea or belief has mass approval or a wide acceptance, this tells nothing of its truth status, its accuracy, or any provable...